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A few words About us

The history & experience of the Staytus Collection team is a clear reflection of their collective expertise and skills in the property industry. References and further information can be obtained on request.

Our Team

Dr. Werner Roux

Werner was born in Pretoria and attended Waterkloof High School in Pretoria, after which he pursued a medical career and obtained his degree as Medical Doctor (MBChB) from the University of Pretoria and also completed his intern medical doctor year. Werner decided not to further pursue the medical world, but rather to join the family business. Werner further studied and obtained a Marketing Degree and also obtained an M.B.A. in 2001 from the University of Hull (U.K.), specializing in Strategic Marketing, which comes to very good use these days. The Roux family has built a family business since 1995, extending across numerous industries from commodities, mining, fincance to the property industry. The family owns stakes and have been co-founders of numerous businesses, of which the Real Estate and Property development businesses are the largest. The Roux family has been involved in various property developments over the past 25 years, ranging from commercial, to residential and private hospital projects.

During the years from 1996 to 2004, Werner Roux has been developer and co-developer of multiple town house projects in the suburbs of Garsfontein, Faerie Glen and Moreleta Park in Pretoria. The Roux family also developed 23 large corporate office buildings in Brooklyn and Hatfield in Pretoria, as well as a large industrial complex in Wadeville, Johannesburg. The Roux family currently has various large-scale projects in process, such as LagoonBay in George and the Longlands Village project in Stellenbosch.

Werner is also a partner and involved via the Staytus Collection portfolio, with two new developments in Paarl, being a new residential complex and hosted for Paarl Boys High (110 rooms and 50 apartments) and a partnership with Boland Cricket, which will see the development of approx. 1,500 new residential apartments on the Boland Crickets grounds in Paarl, along with retail and commercials precincts.

LagoonBay Lifestyle Estate

A new and exciting project in George that promises to be a sought-after, exclusive and prestigious Vineyard & Agricultural Estate in the Garden Route, which will boast with private beaches stretching more than 3 km along the ocean and its own salt-water lagoon.

LagoonBay consists of 200 large plots (approx. 3 Ha in size), surrounded by vineyards, olive orchards and live-stock paddocks. It will also offer a five-star boutique hotel and a convenience shopping centre. After 14-years of challenges, the final development rights have been obtained, in what must arguably be, one of the most pristine locations in South Africa. The 50% partner in this project is Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).

Longlands Village

Located in Stellenbosch this project offers an initial 70 residential opportunities, with a further 250 erven and a commercial precinct. This land has been included in the newly approved Stellenbosch SDF and will be the only large-scale residential land available for development, for the foreseeable future within close proximity to this beautiful town.

The above projects collectively entail in excess of R5 billion’s development capital. Werner Roux acts as CEO and the main driving force as the Developer and Project coordinator behind all of these projects, on a day-to-day basis.

In addition, the Roux family is also planning two (2) smaller Retail developments in George (approx. 20 000 m2) and a Private Hospital in Burgersfort. Werner was also the founder of the real estate firm, RealNet Properties, (www.realnet.co.za) in 2001. It grew within 5 years to more than 120 offices across SA and was one of the “big 5” real estate companies in SA, when he decided to sell the business in 2007, to concentrate purely on property development. The Roux family founded one of the first and largest Mortgage Origination companies in SA, in 2002, by acquiring the SaamBou home loans team – known as Quantro Home Loans. This company later merged with Wizard Home Loans and then later with Better Bond.

Werner also founded the Property Trader Magazine in 2001, one of the leading mediums for advertising and marketing of property in SA.

The above confirms a rich history of knowledge and experience of Werner Roux in the South African property market. His experience extends across numerous facets of the property industry and with intimate knowledge of each sector in the industry. Werner is also a qualified and registered estate agent and real estate principle with the EAAB of South Africa.

Werner is well-known as a credible and honourable businessman in South Africa, with a vast experience in various business sectors. He has been very successful in past endeavours and promises to deliver sustained and continued success in his business and property portfolio.

Handre Basson

Handré’s passion is in the real estate world, specializing in property development and the design of unique and out-of-the-box projects. He has been involved in various property developments over the past 20 years, ranging from commercial to residential.

Handré joined Werner Roux at the Staytus Collection and will oversee the new developments in Paarl, being a new residential complex and hostel for Paarl Boys High (110 rooms and 60 apartments) adjacent to the school and a partnership with Boland Cricket to develop a lifestyle, sport-based estate, which will see the development of approx. 1,500 new residential apartments and commercial / retail space on the Boland Crickets grounds in Paarl.

The following developments have been completed and managed by Handré Basson, from start to finish:

Oude Hoek in Stellenbosch

Consisted of basement parking, retail, and residential units. Handré did the joint Project management of the development, from inception. The residential units are currently selling at R 60 000 p/m² and Retail/Commercial units for R 100 000 p/m². Total value of the development was R 50 million.

De Wagenweg Office Park in Stellenbosch

consists of a basement of 9000 m² (the largest basement in Stellenbosch at the time) and 10 000 m² of GLA office space. Handré was the developer and handled the project management jointly. Total value of the project was R 200 million and today houses corporates such as Steinhoff, Werksmans Attorneys, ABSA, Nedbank, Exceed and Distell.

De Jonker centre

A mixed use development consisting of a basement, a retail centre and Apartments and Offices, total value of R 60 million and today houses a number of national and professional tenants


A 5-storey hotel with retail/commercial units and basement parking on the ocean in Hermanus, Western Cape. Total value of the project was R 51 million.

Louw Street 14

A development of a double basement parking (only double basement in Stellenbosch history at the time) offices and penthouse apartment. The office was purpose-built for RMB Private Bank and a 10-year lease was concluded. Total value of the development was R45 million


A residential development of 51 Bachelor apartments. Total value of the development R 52 million.


The redevelopment of a commercial building in the centre of Stellenbosch. Total value of the development R25 million.


Residential development that consisted of 28 plots. Total value of the development R 4,6 million.


Property Development

We work with owners, developers, investors, non-profits, lenders, attorneys and asset managers to help maximize the value of their real estate holdings.

We do this by providing high quality affordable, construction management, project management, and entitlement processing. We also can provide advisory services for infrastructure development and investment and with distressed properties or workouts.

Property Advertising & Marketing

Property Advertising & Marketing requires a deep understanding of the industry, a willingness to dive into your specific market, and a broad approach to bringing you more business and showcasing the incredible services you provide for landlords and tenants.
Access our inbound and outbound marketing services for property managers, and watch your leads increase.

Specialist Retail Services

understands that retail fundamentals are dynamic and constantly changing. It is vital to keep up to date with shifting demographic profiles and the evolution customers buying behaviour. We focus on unlocking the potential of neighbourhood, community, specialist and regional centres.